Teacher's guide to redwood field trips


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Teacher's guide to redwood field trips

  1. 1. PARK OR PROGRAM PROVIDER COUNTY WEB SITE PHONE PROGRAMS DAY OVERNIGHT Coast Redwood Programs in Parks Redwood National and State Parks North Coast www.nps.gov/redw/forteachers (707) 464-6101 Y Y Arcata Community Forest Humboldt www.cityofarcata.org (707) 822-8184 Y N Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association Humboldt www.humboldtredwoods.org (707) 946-1818 Y Y Mendocino Area Parks Association Mendocino www.mendoparks.org (707) 937-5804 Y N Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association Mendocino www.mendocinowoodlands.org (707) 937-5755 Y Y Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Sonoma www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org (707) 869-9177 Y Y Muir Woods National Monument Marin www.nps.gov/muwo/forteachers (415) 388-2596 Y N Mountain Parks Foundation Santa Cruz www.parks.ca.gov (831) 335-7077 Y N Environmental Education Providers Humboldt State University Natural History Museum Humboldt www.humboldt.edu/~natmus (707) 826-4479 Y N Sequoia Park Zoo Humboldt www.sequoiaparkzoo.net (707) 441-4217 Y N Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project Mendocino www.rvoep.org (707) 485-0690 Y N Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program Sonoma www.caritascreek.org (707) 632-5003 N Y Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma www.sonomaecologycenter.org (707) 939-7069 Y N Salmon Protection and Watershed Network Marin www.spawnusa.org (415) 488-0370 Y N YMCA Point Bonita Marin www.pointbonitaymca.org (415) 331-9622 Y Y YMCA Camp Jones Gulch San Mateo www.campjonesgulch.org (650) 747-0414 N Y Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools San Mateo, Santa Cruz www.exploringnewhorizons.org (831) 338-3013 N Y Mission Springs Camp & Conference Center Santa Cruz www.missionsprings.com/oe.html (831) 335-9133 Y Y Giant Sequoia Programs in Parks Calaveras Big Trees State Park Calaveras www.parks.ca.gov (209) 795-7980 Y N Yosemite National Park Northern Sierra www.nps.gov/yose/forteachers (209) 372-0200 Y Y Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks Southern Sierra www.nps.gov/seki/forteachers (559) 565-3733 Y N Giant Sequoia National Monument Southern Sierra www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia (559) 784-1500 CALL FOR INFORMATION Sequoia Natural History Association Tulare www.sequoiahistory.org (559) 565-3759 Y Y Sequoia Parks Foundation Tulare, Fresno www.sequoiaparksfoundation.org (559) 739-1668 Y N Environmental Education Providers Foothill Horizons Outdoor School Tuolumne www.stancoe.org/SCOE/tlr/outdoorEd (209) 532-6673 N Y Green Meadows Outdoor School Mariposa http://jlb.mercedlearn.org (559) 642-0122 Y Y Visit Both Trees UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Alameda www.botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu (510) 643-2755 Y N San Francisco Botanical Garden San Francisco www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/ye/ (415) 661-1316 Y N Visit SaveTheRedwoods.org/fieldtrips for the latest list. TEACHER’S GUIDE TO REDWOOD FIELD TRIPS School Programs Offered in the Redwoods Plan your next field trip to the redwoods! Contact any of the great providers listed below.
  2. 2. Notes • The parks and environmental educationproviders listed on this guide are partnerswith Save the Redwoods League through ourEducation Grants Program. • More opportunities are available forstudents to experience the redwood forest.Try searching the Internet for “redwood fieldtrip,” “redwood outdoor school,” “redwoodcamp,” “sequoia field trip,” etc. • Do you have an idea for a great redwoodfield trip to include on this list? E-mailyour suggestion to the Education ProgramManager: Education@SaveTheRedwoods.org. Tips for Planning a Successful Field Trip to the Redwoods • Call ahead to reserve space for your group. • Visit the site ahead of time and meet with a ranger, interpreter or naturalist. • Define trip goals and learning expectations and ensure students understand them. • Find information about redwoods by visiting SaveTheRedwoods.org/aboutredwoods. • Plan fun activities and/or games to engage students and encourage their curiosity and interest. • Communicate clearly with students and parents prior to the trip about any safety issues (such as poison oak) as well as appropriate clothing and shoes. • Take cameras, magnifiers, pencils, clipboards, “bug boxes” and other equipment with you. • Schedule some “down time” during the day, so students and chaperones can relax and personally connect with the redwood forest. • Remind students to “Take nothing but memories and leave nothing but footprints!” Consider creating a blog or Web site where students can share their memories, photos, poems and artwork after the trip. 114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 362-2352 SaveTheRedwoods.org/Education